Adult Learners' Week (18-24 May) provides a reminder of the huge range of opportunities available for anyone who wants to further their education in Croydon.
Courses can be taken in a large number of subjects, some of which are focused on developing careers and others of which are more about building personal skills.
Croydon's library service and CALAT (Croydon Adult Learning and Training) have teamed up to provide nearly 70 individual sessions on subjects ranging from IT, languages and photography through to first aid, creative writing and ancestry research.
These will be held in all of the borough's libraries and a full programme can be found under the special events section of the council website at www.croydon.gov.uk/libraries.
The taster sessions are designed to give people a feel for what each course has to offer and allow anyone the opportunity to consider signing up for further studies.
Croydon's adult learning service is one of the largest in the country, with many learners achieving national recognition for their efforts. Over the next few months the council is in the process of moving out of some of its old buildings into new facilities and these will make a huge difference to the quality of education on offer.
The week runs across the UK as a celebration of the positive impact that lifelong learning has on people and those around them.